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Google backs Chinese eSports platform Chushou

Google has reportedly contributed to a Series D funding round raised by Chinese live-streaming eSports platform Chushou.

Chushou screenshotWhile the precise value of Google’s investment is not clear, according to various reports the new financing takes the amount raised to date by Chushou to US$120 million.

“Chushou has built an impressive platform, with a dedicated and quickly growing base of content creators and consumers, and smart expansion plans,” said Frank Lin, Google’s head of corporate development in North Asia, in a statement.

“We’re excited to be supporting Chushou through this investment to help them execute those plans, bringing great mobile gaming content to more people around the world.”

Chushou claims that some 8 million game streamers use the site and that it averages 250,000 live streams a day.

Back in 2014 Google was reported to be in the running to buy US game streaming platform Twitch, before Amazon agreed to pay US$970 million in cash for the service.